Hot Air Balloons

Greetings from: the Great Prosser Balloon Rally

The biggest hot air balloon festival in the global – the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – will take vicinity October 1-nine.

But one of the maximum fascinating warm air balloon fairs inside the global occurred this beyond weekend in Prosser, WA.

This was the thirty third yr for the three-day Great Prosser Balloon Rally and close to 20 balloons took to the skies from Prosser Airport each morning at around 7 am.

For our first-time attendee, things didn’t look too promising when she arrived to find all the warm balloons just mendacity flat on the ground.

There had been families accrued inside the field with their youngsters nevertheless in their pajamas. And lots of human beings with massive cups of espresso. And for some time, nothing appeared to be happening.

But after a hard and fast of small take a look at balloons had been sent up to make sure the wind situations have been suitable for decent air balloon adventures, the commercial enterprise of filling up the balloons, setting out, and flying over Washington’s lower Yakima Valley turned into underway.

The dawn launches are exciting, but in some way we overlooked out on seeing the Night Glow when all of the warm air balloons are anchored to the ground and are then lit up from interior so that they glow against the night time sky.

So we’re already making plans on attending subsequent yr. See you there.

Courtesy Great Prosser Balloon Rally